Team Saudi participates in the Asian Games with 19 sports

  • August 28, 2023

Team Saudi is participating in the 19th Asian Games (Hangzhou 2022), hosted by the Chinese city of Hangzhou, from September 23 to October 8, with more than 12,000 male and female athletes representing 45 Asian countries.

The games will see the participation of 193 male and female athletes who will compete in 19 events, namely football, basketball 5×5, handball, athletics, equestrian, darts, fencing, shooting, rowing, weightlifting, boxing, taekwondo, jujitsu, karate, kurash, Table tennis, tennis, golf, and electronic sports.

Meanwhile, the Saudi teams participating in the tournament continue their preparations for the Asian competitions through internal and external camps to achieve sporting achievements.

It is noteworthy that the Kingdom achieved a total of 61 medals (25 gold – 13 silver – 23 bronze) throughout its participation in the Asian Games since Bangkok 1978, where it delivered one bronze medal in New Delhi 1982, one silver in Seoul 1986, one bronze in Beijing 1990, and nine medals. In Hiroshima 1994 (one gold – three silver – five bronze), the same in Busan 2002 (seven gold – one silver – one bronze), and 14 medals in Doha 2006 (eight gold – six bronze), and 13 medals in Guangzhou 2010 (five golds – three silvers – five bronzes), and seven medals in Incheon 2014 (3 golds – 3 silvers – 1 bronze), and six medals in Jakarta 2018 (one gold – two silvers – three bronzes).